Nokia’s need breed of phone. The X3 Touch and Type. It runs on S40 6th Edition FP1.  So, there is something different about this phone! It is “Touch and Type” user interface which combines keypad functionality with touch display. Being a X-series range, it makes no mistake when it comes to music.

I am hugely impressed by its design. The phone is stunningly thin. Gotta say it is sexy in its way. And kudos to designers at Nokia. I never get bored of praising them. They deserve full respect.

It’s TFT resistive touch screen is apt. Works well with less pressure. Screen estate is used up well.

The packaging contains

  • Nokia X3-02
  • Battery BL-4S (860mAh)
  • Charger AC-8
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102 (In-ear)
  • Connectivity Cable CA-101D
  • User guide and Ovi Music Unlimited guide

To right of the device it has volume rockr, keylock button. Nothing to its left. On top its got 3.5mm audio jack, charger port, Micro-USB port. Bottom has a loud and crystal clear speakers. And at the back a battery cover and a 5MP camera. It has supports for upto 32 GB memory card. Has connectivity features like the trusty Bluetooth and fast Wi-Fi.

Also, just below the screen you can find messaging and music quick shortcut key neighbored by call and end keys. Shortcut keys comes very handy while you’re browsing and inside menu.

The UI is simple, its got all S40 elements adapted to touchscreen. Touch is responsive. 4 row keypad was a bit irritating to use while texting. Simple reason, i am used to the old layout. Too early to decide if its good or bad. But keypad has good response.

Though phone is made up of plastic mostly. It gives a premium feel. It feels solid. Any one would love its sleek and slim factor. It doesn’t fit my huge hands, looks tiny. May be because i was using a bigger device with a 4″ touch screen. But fantastic phone overall. Love it. Its selling at around 8000INR.

Good design. Check.  Good music. Check.  Easy of Use. Check. Value for money. Check.

 

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